Lesser Malayan Mousedeer
The elusive mousedeer is native to dense tropical forests in southeast Asia.
Being herbivores, they forage on the ground for fallen fruits and leaves.
Mouse deer are active both day and night and can move around silently.
Mousedeer can breed at any time of the year and the gestation period is usually around 4.5 months. Breeding females produce one fawn, which can then stand within 30 minutes of the birth.
The wild population is threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.
- Latin Name: Tragulus javanicus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Artiodactyla
- Family: Tragulidae
- Conservation Status: Least Concern
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